Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:55 AM
JaneyVee (19,877 posts)
An Update About The Masanjia Labor Camp in China.
Entrance to Masanjia Labor Camp
I'm sure many of us here were already well aware of the terrible working conditions in foreign labor camps, but after some investigating it turns out that the Masanjia labor camp is possibly one of the most inhumane human rights violating labor camps in the entire world.
Here's some background:
The Masanjia Labor Camp, also called the “Ideology Education School of Liaoning Province,” is located in a suburb of Shenyang City, and is notorious for its heinous crimes against Falun Gong practitioners and known worldwide for its forced-brainwashing techniques.
Over the past four years and seven months, from July 1999 to February 2004, at least 99 practitioners were murdered there because of their belief in the universal principle of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance.” Their ages ranged from 27 to 65 and majority of them were only between 31 and 39 years old.
In one incident that was reported by several news agencies, 18 female practitioners were stripped naked and thrown into the cells of male criminals.
The Masanjia Labor Camp is a Fascist camp for the purpose of enslaving prisoners to perform labor for profit. Prisoners must work for extended hours under the most appalling conditions.
And then there is the torture:
Nearly 100 torture methods used at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp to force Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their beliefs, here we only list the the most commonly used 20 torture methods.
Torture method 1: body folding
Torture method 2: torturing the arms
Torture method 3: handstand (standing upside-down)
Torture method 4: hanging upside-down
Torture method 5: sealing the mouth
Torture method 6: tie-up
Torture method 7: handcuffing
Torture method 8: sitting with arms raised
Torture method 9: split legs and head against the floor
Torture method 10: sitting on a small stool
Torture method 11: sitting in a basin with cold water
Torture method 12: savage beating
Torture method 13: electric shock
Torture method 14: sitting on metal chair in solitary confinement cell
Torture method 15: sitting on metal chair inside “sardine can”
Torture method 16: force-feeding
Torture method 17: force-feeding through the nose
Torture method 18: handcuffed in “dead person’s bed” while naked and receive force-feeding through the nose
Torture method 19: “golden dragon in the ocean”
Torture method 20: freezing.
Excerpts source: http://chinaview.wordpress.com/2007/08/21/most-wicked-labor-camps-in-china-1-liaoning-masanjia/
Also, after doing a Google image search for "Masanjia Labor Camp" it turned up **EXTREMELY GRAPHIC** images. I won't put the link here but if you can handle it just do a Google image search for the phrase "Masanjia Labor Camp".
This is the wretched heart of capitalism & consumerism. And the Western world buys these products, mostly through retailers like Wal-Mart for example, not only enabling torture & death, but outsourcing the jobs from right under our feet. Harrowing & haunting side of capitalism rarely seen by those who don't look for it & don't care to know it exists.
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